Vin de Pays Catalan
The 'Empreinte du Temps' Vin de Pays Catalan is a rich, slightly oxidative, straw-coloured wine with a complex palate with an almost briny quality, of grilled nuts and minerals, and sherry-like undertones prior to a gently warming, long, resonant end note.
- Bottle £12.50
- Bottle Case £150.00
'Empreinte du Temps' is an excellent Vin de Pays Catalan Carignan, with a beguiling bouquet of wild berries and herbs and a medley of sun-kissed Mediterranean flavours, supported by a couch of supple tannins.
- Bottle £12.95
- Bottle Case £155.40
Vin de Pays Catalan - Buy Wine from the Catalan Region of France
When disillusioned fonctionnaire
Bruno Ribière and questing young co-opérateur
Dennis Ferrer first collaborated back in 1993, they had to borrow every bean they could muster in order to establish their modest 4 hectare vine-holdings, but they had bags of attitude and the supreme confidence of those with no reputation to lose. They were working in the then deeply unfashionable ‘badlands’ of the Roussillon, just south-west of Perpignan, with tiny parcels of anachronistic grape varieties and a hippy-ish non-interventionist outlook and penchant for following the lunar calendar. Most of the locals regarded them (at best) as ill-informed eccentrics who wouldn’t go the distance. Today, 18 years later, with 44 hectares under vine, Bruno and Dennis enjoy an international reputation for their highly characterful wines that are totally in keeping with the 21st century zeitgeist for crafting more natural wines from traditional grape varieties. They are living proof that you should follow your dreams and not the herd and, although it is very gratifying to see them garner plaudits, they’re still more concerned about what is going on in the vineyard and cellar than how their wines are received by the media.